NBC News has not confirmed the report. The issue allegedly involves communications with a foreign leader and a promise Trump made that was so alarming the whistleblower filed a formal complaint with the inspector general of the intelligence community.
A request for comment from the White House was not immediately returned.
In a combative interview with CNN on Thursday, Giuliani both denied and admitted to being in touch with Ukraine officials about the son of former Vice President Joe Biden, who is running for the Democratic 2020 presidential nomination.
On Thursday Trump disputed reports about the whistleblower complaint, calling them “fake news.”
The Pentagon is fighting against proposals by White House officials to drastically cut the number of refugees allowed into the U.S., and has called for reserving visas for Iraqis who risked their lives working for U.S. troops, according to five people familiar with the plan.
The Pentagon's stance is at odds with White House senior adviser Stephen Miller — the architect of the president's sweeping crackdown on immigration — and his allies at the State Department and the Department of Homeland Security, who are all proposing deep cuts or even a halt to refugee admissions for the next fiscal year starting in October.
“The climate crisis is an emergency — we want everyone to start acting like it. We demand climate justice for everyone,” organizers said on one website dedicated to Friday’s protests, which said there was action planned in more than 150 countries.
Tropical Depression Imelda swamped parts of Texas, killing at least two people and leaving rescue crews scrambling to reach stranded drivers and families trapped in their homes.
The National Hurricane Center said the storm could douse far southeast Texas and upper coastal areas with up to 5 more inches of rain through Friday — leading to final storm totals of 45 inches in some of the communities that Hurricane Harvey ravaged two years ago.
"It's as bad as I've ever seen it," Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne on Thursday. "Right now, I'm in an absolute deluge of rain."
"When America turns its back on refugees, we are challenged to call on our allies to accept them."
— An open letter sent to the White House this month by 27 retired generals and admirals called on President Trump to raise the ceiling for refugee admissions to support what they called "critical national security interests."